Code Quiz: GFCI Requirements in Laundry Areas

NEC guidelines on GFCI protection for receptacle outlets in a laundry area.

A laundry area within a dwelling unit has 3-each, single-phase, 125V, 20A receptacle outlets. There is no sink in this area. Per the 2014 NEC, do any of these receptacle outlets require GFCI protection?

A. No. There is no sink.

B. No. This is simply an area, not a room.

C. No. Both (A) and (B) are correct.

D. Yes. All three receptacle outlets require GFCI protection.

Answer: D

Per Sec. 210.8(A)(10) of the 2014 NEC, GFCI protecti

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